Plant ID forum: I should know this tree ...

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 25, 2016 7:00 AM CST
I should know this tree, it's real familiar ... but again, my old brain is not cooperating. Green Grin! It's growing on the southeast side of my house in full sun. It's breezy out right now so I haven't been able to get decent pictures but hopefully someone will recognize these leaves, bark, seeds ... It's the skinny little tree amidst the Palms, etc.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
May 25, 2016 7:45 AM CST
The young branches look too woody to be Elderberry... I don't know either.
Porkpal
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 25, 2016 7:46 AM CST
https://www.google.com/search?q=sumac&biw=1920&bih=971&sourc...
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
May 25, 2016 7:50 AM CST
Looks like Rhus copallina ?
http://woodyplants.wikidot.com/rhus-copallina
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
May 25, 2016 8:00 AM CST
I agree.
Porkpal
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 25, 2016 8:06 AM CST
Rhus copallina!

http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/extension/florida_forestry_informati...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=rhus+copallina&biw=1440&bi...
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 25, 2016 8:07 AM CST
You got there first. Hilarious!
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
May 25, 2016 8:18 AM CST
Hehehhehehe..
Big Grin

Interesting tree. It said that that fruit are edible. And can used to substitute lemon. Anybody have tested it ?
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
May 25, 2016 10:35 AM CST
Sumac berries are ground into powder and used in middle eastern cooking all the time--quite tart, but I've never had them fresh.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 25, 2016 11:34 AM CST
so are there different varieties of sumac? The one in my link above is just photos of sumac in general, not a sepecific type. We have sumac in MO that is how I recognized it.
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
May 25, 2016 11:44 AM CST
Yes--there's a poisonous type but it's the poison one. The type you can use for spice (Rhus typhina) is the one I see all the time along the roadways here. Here's an article about finding and gathering the berries. http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/09/foraged-flavor-all-about-...
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 25, 2016 11:44 AM CST
Frillylily said:so are there different varieties of sumac? The one in my link above is just photos of sumac in general, not a sepecific type. We have sumac in MO that is how I recognized it.


Several ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/flora/taxa/north-america.php?re...

Rhus copallinum is apparently the correct name, not 'copallina'.

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/tro-1300249

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhus_copallinum

Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 25, 2016 11:46 AM CST
Well ... I'll be! Yep, that's it! I even looked at photos in my file folders of Rhus copallina (I also have photos here in our database) but for some reason I didn't think that was it! Thanks so much @Frillylilly @XiaoLong and Janet! Thumbs up
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 25, 2016 12:10 PM CST
Identified! Rhus copallina - Winged Sumac!
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